a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.
- upper-class, adjective
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How to use upper class in a sentence
To show you a different aspect of helping the upper class but not the working class, the Fed’s securities purchases include buying debt issued by firms that are laying off workers while paying substantial dividends to shareholders.The Fed Saved the Economy but Is Threatening Trillions of Dollars Worth of Middle-Class Retirement | by Allan Sloan | October 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Upper-class families, or those with educated children, are not free to duck custom either.
Since it could now survive travel over longer distances, lobster became a decadent treat for the American upper class.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Algae, sponges and coral now cover nuns, small children, and the elderly upper class.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea | Justin Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is this the kind of knowledge that most educated, upper class French person would have intuitively?
Watts does a good, blushing sideways glance and has her flat upper class intonations off to a tee.Princess Diana Was the Girlfriend From Hell. Why Is This Movie So Boring? | Tina Brown | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Red-faced and white-bearded, he was unmistakably an Englishman of the upper class.The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
The cultured upper-class are extremely exclusive as regards their women.Mexico | Charles Reginald Enock
Severnius was too modest a man to boast of belonging to the upper class of society, but that was what “our circles” meant.Unveiling a Parallel | Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
All these women of the upper class uniformly write and speak better English than we do.The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
The fact of being ignored by the upper class students of Hamilton had not disturbed Jerrys ever ready sense of humor.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
British Dictionary definitions for upper class
the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
of or relating to the upper class
US education of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school
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